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Deputy Residential Manager 


Talbot House Children's Charity are looking to recruit a Deputy Residential Manager who can assist the Registered Manager to create a solid foundation and is committed to building a culture in the home that matches the organisation’s ethos and values.

By assisting the management of our Residential Children's Home, the Deputy Residential Manager really does have an opportunity to change children's lives. The successful applicant will assist the Registered Manager, deputising in their absence, to take the lead in maintaining the high standards we have set. You will be dynamic, forward thinking and skilled in supporting young people with complex needs. You will demonstrate high aspirations for our children to successfully manage our five bedroom Residential Children’s Home. With strong communication skills and an awareness and sensitivity of dealing with the issues surrounding a challenging environment, the successful applicant will demonstrate a natural passion for working with the care that we provide to our young people. The Deputy Residential Manager will ensure our staff thrive to meet their potential and are seen as positive role models.




To apply for the role, you must be able to demonstrate a minimum of 2 years’ experience of working within a successful residential children’s home, ideally with experience of supervising or managing staff.


Ideally, the successful applicant will already hold a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Residential Child Care; however, we will consider applicants who are currently working towards this qualification or willing to do so. The successful applicant must hold a Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare to apply for this role; this is a non-negotiable requirement of the role.

This role is offered on a full-time basis, working 162.5 hours per month (based on an average of 37.5 hours per week). Hours of work will be part office-based and part shift based.

This position is offered on a full-time basis with a very competitive salary.

*** £500.00 joining payment, paid to direct applicants upon successful completion of 6 month probationary period***

Our Mission

Talbot House Children’s Charity is a children's charitable organisation with a non-maintained special school and a registered children's home. We exist to improve the lives of the children we work with.


Talbot House school provides education for children who have complex needs centred around their social, emotional, or mental health.


Our children's home provides a safe and secure environment where children who are unable to live within a family unit can achieve permanence, while they develop the skills and confidence they need to prepare for adulthood.

Our core values are:

  • People – passionate people are at the heart of Talbot House. 

  • Place – providing a safe, nurturing environment where we are all equally valued and encouraged.  

  • Pride – we take pride in celebrating our achievements and inspire self-belief. 

If you

  • are ambitious, enthusiastic, knowledgeable dynamic and forward thinking...

  • can demonstrate a successful track record of Ofsted inspections...

  • share our values...

  • have a passion to provide quality care and to change children’s lives...

  • hold a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Residential Child Care or an alternative relevant degree level qualification (please list degree units on your application) or are currently working towards this qualification or would be willing to work towards this as a priority…

...we would like to hear from you.

Note: to apply for this role, you must hold a Level 3 NVQ In Children and Young People or Residential Childcare to apply for this role. Please send your certificates to so that we can check your eligibility to apply for the role. 

Working at the Charity you will:

  • receive death in service benefit, equal to 4 x basic salary, plus many other benefits such as employer assist program (EAP), GP and physio access and more.

  • be offered access to an independent financial advisor.

  • have the option of joining the Charity's competitive pension scheme, matching contributions up to 6.75%.

  • attend staff events.

  • be working with a passionate team.

  • work in a modern home environment, with ample parking.

  • be provided with meals while at work.

  • be added to the DBS update service, paid for by the Charity.

  • be rewarded with additional holidays for length of service.

  • be offered opportunities to undertake training and gain qualifications relevant to the role.


To apply please complete an application form (link above) and send your completed application form to:

Closing Date: Midnight, Sunday, 17 December 2023

Shortlisting: w/c Monday, 18 December 2023

​1st Interview Date: w/c Monday, 18 December 2023 (TBC)

Please see our full job description and personal specification for full details. Don’t forget to read our tips for applicants to help you successfully complete your application form. Please feel free to contact the HR Department on 01912290111 or the email above, for an informal discussion or with any questions you may have, we are always happy to help.

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